Thursday, December 19, 2013

Government to Decide if Homeschooling is in the Best Interest of Your Child

Lily Dane
Activist Post

If you live in Ohio and homeschool your children, you may soon be subjected to intrusive background checks and investigations, courtesy of social services.

On December 3, 2013, Senate Bill 248 was introduced by Senator Capri Cafaro. The bill would require all parents who homeschool to undergo a social services investigation to determine if homeschooling is “in the best interest of the child.”

Parents and children would have to be interviewed separately as part of the investigation. The information gathered during the interviews and though background checks would be used to determine whether or not homeschooling is recommended for a family.

If it is not recommended, parents would have to submit to an “intervention” before further consideration of their request to homeschool.